Making a BOM of Custom Parts
I am trying to make a BOM of an assembly I made. I have included the fields "@BomInclude" and "@BomCollapse" in all the parts and set them as Boolean true. This seemed to work yesterday for the individual parts however, when I tried to put the full assembly together the BOM did not work.
For reference, I downloaded a tool from RS and, again, yesterday the BOM was created easily but today it doesn't work.
Can someone please give me some advice? What fields should be used for making a BOM? Is there any reason a feature that was working yesterday would not be working today?
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A bit more exploring may have given the answer.
It is not possible to make a component part of a BOM before an assembly is made.
To say it a different way, I can't make a component and tell it is will be a part of every BOM. I must make the components, then make the assembly and, while in the assembly file, choose which components will be part of the BOM.
Can someone let me know if I am right?